Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tightwad Tuesday

I found another awesome "Day" at a cool blog called "Beingfrugal.net." It is "Tightwad Tuesday." Head on over there to check out some great ideas from other bloggers!


Here is my donation. It is a recipe for the most tender, juicy roasted chicken you've ever eaten. I think it was shown on some morning show a while back, but don't ask me to remember where!


You need a roasting chicken and one or two lemons. That's it. That's all.

Take a fork and stab the lemon a bunch of times and put it up inside the bird. If it's a big guy, you might need 2 lemons.

Roast your chicken exactly as you would a plain one. The lemon juice will leak out and will both tenderize and flavor the meat.

You can make a lemon gravy from the juices, if you'd like.

A caveat: do NOT put any lemons in the pan, outside the bird. Somehow, they work just fine inside, but I found that lemons outside make the drippings really bitter.



Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Lemon chicken always make me think of Debra on "Everybody Loves Raymond." She's famous for her lemon chicken, which apparently is horrible. But I love lemon chicken.

momstheword said...

I will have to try this. It sounds yummy!

BTW, I always say I'm "kind of frugal" because I have "luxuries" that I still buy like soda pop or some convenience foods....clearly, I haven't "arrived" yet, lol!

i'm kelly said...

i think i could actually handle this one!

Suz said...

Good tip... I'll have to try that sometime. Never used lemon on chicken before. I've even put a small chicken in my large crockpot and used it as a roaster once.. turned out awesome!

momof4sweetsisters said...

I loved your tip about if the sushi smells! I always eat the tempura.

Audra Krell said...

We have a lemon tree and they are ready! Perfect recipe!
I don't know if you're on my blogroll or not, but you will be in 30 seconds!

Dianne said...

I shall try this. It sounds real good to me. I've never heard of doing this before but I'm always game for anything once especially if its simple to do.